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Apr 19, 2010 7:00pm EDT
iyad allawi. toyota will pay the u.s. government a record fine of $16.4 million for safety violations. the transportation department accused the automaker of failing to report accelerator problems in a timely manner. toyota denied any wrongdoing, but said it wanted to avoid a "protracted dispute." also today, the company recalled the 2010 lexus gx 460 after "consumer reports" warned it's prone to rolling over. for the record, toyota is an underwriter of the newshour. on wall street today, blue-chip stocks made up some of the ground they lost on friday. the dow jones industrial average gained 73 points to close at 11,092. but the nasdaq fell 1 point to close at 2480. the russian government served notice today that a freeze on u.s. adoptions will stay in force until a new agreement is in place. talks were to begin today, but the ash cloud over europe prevented the u.s. delegation from getting to moscow. the russians imposed a freeze last week after a tennessee woman sent her adopted son back to russia by himself. those are some of the day's main stories. i'll be back at the end of the p
Apr 21, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. and another one of the high mileage traditional cars. like the toyota prius. the prius gets a lot of people to go into the toyota showrooms, but a lot by the camry or corolla. >> how much did he change the management.ç when he came in september, he ousted a company insider. and whitaker doesn't come from autos. he comes from telecom. so did he really change the culture? did he live up to his promise we want to eliminate the bureaucrats see -- burke se bureaucracy of s company. >> exactly. they didn't interact a lot with the rank-and-file workers. and whitakerç goes down to the cafeteria, the company headquarters, and mixes with average workers. he is not a car guy. he did very well at at&t. he understands the numbers. he gives executives assignments and says get it done or i'll move you out. he is not going to put up with failure. >> how much do you think the news today reflects, again, g.m., versus improved fortunes forç the u.s. auto industry as a whole? >> the good news is people are buying cars. the auto sales rate is going up substantially. two million units a year over last year
Apr 5, 2010 6:00pm EDT
government told toyota today to pay more than $16 million, a record civil penalty for an automaker. transportation secretary ray lahood said toyota should have notified regulators much sooner about gas pedals that were sticking. the company has two weeks to accept or contest the fine. toyota is an underwriter of the newshour, for the record. those are some of the day's main stories. i'll be back at the end of the program with a preview of what you'll find tonight on the newshour's web site. for now, back to jeff. >> brown: and still to come on the newshour, the i-pad and the future of computing; troubled times for silicon valley; and jews, arabs, and the holocaust. but first, the pope's response to the scandals that have rocked the catholic church. margaret warner has the story. >> warner: on a soggy sunday in rome, thousands of the faithful celebrated easter mass in st. peter's square. but amid the age old ritual came a break with tradition. cardinal anglo, dean of the college of cardinals irb issued a ringing tribute to pope benedict xvi lauding him as the unfailing rock of the c
Apr 7, 2010 7:00pm EDT
increased since then. just before toyota announced a huge recall. the associated press reported today the warning was contained in an internal e-mail by irv miller, a company vice president. he since has retired. in the e-mail miller said "we are not protecting our costumers by keeping this quiet." the automaker had no immediate response for the report. for the record, toyota is an underwriter of the new england. the former chairman of the federal reserve-- alan greenspan -- today defended his actions during the run-up to the financial crisis. he appeared before a bipartisan commission, at a hearing focused on sub-prime mortgages. those loans went bad in droves and fueled the meltdown in 2008. the panel's chairman said it was the fed's fault. greenspan blamed mortgage lending giants fannie mae and freddie mac for pushing the risky loans. >> mr. chairman, why, in the face of all that, did you not act to contain abusive, deceptive subprime lending? why did you allow it to become such an infection in the marketplace? >> i think things were better than they would have been. were they enou
Apr 16, 2010 7:00pm EDT
someone for the new vacancy on the supreme court. >> toyota announced a new recall. the auto maker said it will check 600,000 siena minivans for corrosion in a cable. the affected minivans are sold in the u.s. from 1998 to 2010 model years. for the record, toyota is an underwriter of the newshour. new information has surfaced on the destruction of cia videotapes that showed water- boarding. the 92 tapes involved terror suspect abu zubaydah. internal emails released last night said former cia director porter goss agreed with the 2005 decision to get rid of the tapes. they said the videos showed interrogators did not follow procedures authorized by the bush administration. the death toll from this week's earthquakes in western china climbed above 1,100 today. officials also said more than 400 villagers are still missing in the mountainous area near tibet. meanwhile, buddhist monks created a makeshift morgue next to a monastery in the shattered region. they chanted and prayed over the bodies of hundreds of victims. >> ( translated ): for us, the tibetan people, this is critically important
Apr 28, 2010 7:00pm EDT
an overnight session, with votes in the wee hours. toyota has added 50,000 sport utility vehicles to its list of recalls. the sequoias were sold in the u.s. during the early part of 2003. the automaker said the electronic stability control system could prevent the vehicle from accelerating at slow speeds. for the record, toyota is an underwriter of the "newshour." in thailand today, a standoff between security forces and protesters known as "red shirts" erupted into new violence, on the outskirts of bangkok. we have a report from nick paton walsh of "independent television news." >> reporter: when the red shirts said they'd take their seven week old protest from bangkok's center, to across the town, it was pretty obvious they'd soon run into an army, here in number to contain them. and if they were looking for trouble, they soon found it. ( gunfire ) amid the traffic and the sticky heat of a highway, they took pot shots at each other. it's become a new way of talking in a long conflict that many worry could drift into civil war. the police pelted with anything from rocks to bottles. and prote
Apr 29, 2010 7:00pm EDT
to suffocate or strangle. and toyota announced it's resuming sales of the 2010 lexus g.x. 460, after halting them last week. it said a software fix is now available at dealers, to stabilize the vehicle in tight turns. for the record, toyota is an underwriter of the "newshour." hundreds of mourners, from the president on down, paid final respects today to civil rights leader dorothy height. family, friends, political leaders and members of the general public attended the funeral at washington national cathedral. in his eulogy, president obama recalled height's 40 years as head of the national council of negro women. >> dorothy height was a drum major for justice. a drum major for equality. a drum major for freedom. a drum major for service. and the lesson she would want us to leave with today-- a lesson she lived out each and every day-- is that we can all be first in service. we can all be drum majors for a righteous cause. >> sreenivasan: dorothy height died last week at the age of 98. those are some of the day's main stories. i'll be back at the end of the program with a preview of what yo
Apr 1, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. march was a strong month for u.s. auto sales-- thanks to heavy incentives for buyers. nissan and toyota today announced gains of more than 40%. ford sales were up nearly that much. general motors and honda rose more than 20% each. chrysler was down 8%. wall street closed out the week on a high. the rally followed reports first-time jobless claims fell this week and factory output rose in march at the fastest rate in five years. as a result, the dow jones industrial average gained more than 70 points to close at 10,927. the nasdaq rose four points to close at 2,402. the markets will be closed tomorrow, for good friday. overall pay for corporate executives fell slightly last year. that finding came today in a survey done for "the wall street journal". it said executive compensation has been down two straight years-- the first time that's happened in 20 years. at the same time, "the washington post" reported companies are ignoring federal guidelines and paying more executives in cash. the guidelines are designed to shift the focus of pay to longer-term corporate gains. the confessed killer
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